By Jai C.S.
This newly developed voice-enabled remote control is said to be fully compatible with Microsoft's (News
) new Windows 7 Media Center, as well as offer support for existing Windows Vista users.
Using just simple voice commands, the Amulet Remote can provide instant access to any media item in the digital library including music, television programs, movies, home videos and photos.
The product was developed based on the company's previous successful voice-enabled remote for Windows Vista, and which is also a CES (News
) i-stage nominee. The new product features a sleek new case design, improved voice capability and full IR learning capability.
“The early feedback from customers who have previewed the new Amulet Remote has been exceptional, and demand is very high. This is the remote Media Center users have been waiting for,' Pat Lawless, president, Amulet Devices US said.
Typical voice actions include playing a music track by artist, album or song title; watching a movie or recorded TV show by saying its name; selecting a slideshow by naming the photo collection; viewing a TV channel by saying the name of the channel; skipping forward to a specific point within a movie; scheduling a TV recording by saying the channel name and time.
'CES is the most important show we attend each year, and we can't wait to let visitors get some hands on experience with our new model. I know they'll be amazed,' said Garry McMullan, CEO at Amulet.
Jai C.S. is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jai's articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi